1. A meeting arranged in advance; especially, an excursion planned or taken by two lovers; SYN. appointment, engagement.
2. A participant in a date; SYN. escort, girl friend, boy friend, lover.
3. A particular but unspecified point in time.
4. The present.
5. A particular day specified as the time something will happen.
6. The specified day of the month; SYN. day of the month.
7. The particular year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred.
8. Sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed.
durance / djʊərəns /
Množina reči durance je durances.
ETYM Old Fren. durance duration, from Latin durans, -antis, p. pr. durare to endure, last. Related to Dure, Durant.
Imprisonment (especially for a long time).
ETYM Old Fren. duration. Related to Dure.
1. Continuance in time; SYN. length.
2. The period of time during which something continues; SYN. continuance.
3. The property of enduring or continuing in time; SYN. continuance.
ETYM Old Eng. lengthe, AS. length, from lang, long, long; akin to Dutch lengte, Dan. laengde, Swed. längd, Icel. lengd. Related to Long.
1. A section of something that is long and narrow.
2. The linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place.
3. The property of being the extent of something from beginning to end.
ETYM Latin periodus, Greek, a going round, a way round, a circumference, a period of time; peri round, about + hodos a way: cf. French période.
1. A stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time; SYN. historic period, historical period.
2. A time of life characterized as a distinct phase.
3. A unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; SYN. geological period.
4. One of (usually) three or four sections of play in various sports.
5. The end or completion of something.
6. The interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.
A characteristic of some light-emitting materials, such as the phosphors used in CRTs, that causes an image to be retained for a short while after being irradiated, as by an electron beam in a CRT. The decay in persistence is sometimes called luminance decay.
ETYM Old Eng. space, French espace, from Latin spatium space; cf. Greek span to draw, to tear; perh. akin to Eng. span. Related to Expatiate.
1. The unlimited 3-dimensional expanse in which everything is located.
2. An empty area (usually bounded in some way between things).
3. An area reserved for some particular purpose.
4. (Mathematics) Any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind; SYN. topological space.
5. One of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff.
standing / stændɪŋ /
Množina reči standing je standings.
1. Social or financial or professional status or reputation:
2. The act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position.
ETYM French terme, Latin termen, -inis, terminus, a boundary limit, end.
In architecture, a pillar in the form of a pedestal supporting the bust of a human or animal figure. Such objects derive from Roman boundary marks sacred to Terminus, the god of boundaries.
1. A limited period of time.
2. A word or expression used for some particular thing.
3. Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial.
4. One of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition.
5. The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; SYN. full term.